Saturday, July 24

Pizza or Pasta?

Why not both?  Pizza and pasta are two of the classic dinner dishes, the following recipe marries them together for the best of both worlds.  And guess what?  As a bonus it is healthy too!

3 cups uncooked whole wheat spiral pasta
1 lb. lean ground turkey (I used beef because it was all I had)
1 medium onion, chopped
2 1/2 cups garden style spaghetti sauce
1 can diced tomatoes, undrained
1/2 tsp dried basil
1/2 tsp dried oregano
1/2 tsp worcestershire sauce
1/8 tsp pepper
3 tbsp grated parmesan cheese (I used shredded)
4 oz slice turkey pepperoni
1/2 cu shredded part skim mozzarella cheese

1.  Cook pasta according to package directions.
2.  Meanwhile in a large non-stick skillet, cook turkey and onion over medium high until meat is no longer pink; drain.

3.  Add can of diced tomatoes, basil, oregano, worcestershire sauce, and pepper

4.  Add spaghetti sauce to mixture in the skillet

5.  After you have drained your pasta transfer it to your 13x9' baking dish

6. Then sprinkle with parmesan cheese, next cover with your sauce/meat mixture.
7.  Top with slices of pepperoni

8.  Finally sprinkle with mozzarella cheese and bake at 350 for 25-30 minutes, your cheese will be melted and resemble the top of a pizza!

Enjoy your best of both worlds dish!

Voila, the finished product, served with a side of delish pan sauteed green beans!

And if you are feeling extra good about being in the kitchen take the time to whip up a nice batch of chocolate chip cookies...I am just saying, no pressure. :)

Dear Matt, 
Just so you know.  I think you will love this dish, right down to the green beans.  Aren't you happy I started liking green beans and can eat them with you now.  So I will be adding this dish to my "meals to make for Matt when he comes home" list.  Love you.
Your Happy Homemaker

1 comment:

Morgan Latiolais said...

Yum. I think I'm going to add this to my "meals to make for Brian when he comes home" list. ;)

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